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that are going to go from ab-32 to fund that when they're not getting any more money from washington or the public sector. >> what's missing in terms of the public awareness that, you know, that emissions are problematic and that maybe something like high-speed rail is an investment? >> a couple of years ago, 50% of the public believed in global warming. it's now 70%. >> well, we have just a couple minutes left and i wanted to leave some time for predictions. you were like noter damas last year, so you're going to go last. looking into the crystal ball, what do you see? tyche, we'll go first with you. >> sure. we touched on it at the beginning, but my prediction is that republicans are really going to play ball on immigration reform this year in a way that they have not done, that they didn't do, you know, in the last decade, because i think the writing is on the wall and they're starting to see it in terms of, you know, democracy is destiny, and it's political destiny. and if you want those latino votes, those asian american votes, you need to pay attention to this issue. >> coming
political football. >> and that football came from washington, d.c., and these days most of congress is focused on the fiscal cliff. but for some classes, it's been orientation time. that's when new senators learn their way around the capitol. among them is 32-year-old eric swalwell, an alameda county assistant d.a., he defended a fellow democrat in the district stretching from hayward to dublin. i spoke to swalwell earlier this evening from capitol hill. >> congressman eric swalwell, thanks for joining us. >> happy to be here. >> you've been to orientation for a couple weeks. what have you learned? >> this is the end of the second week of orientation. i was here right after the election. now we know where our office is going to be, we've hired staff and i've learned how the house floor proceedings worked, you know, how we can best represent the people in the 15th congressional district. we have a lot of ideas i learned in the campaign, and now we know where to take those ideas, how to make them go through the legislative process and get them on the floor, so hopefully my colleagues
by gallup and "washington post" and other people that showed about 60% of the public opposed same-sex marria marriage. gallup had a poll out that showed 53% support and about 40% oppose. there are measures on state ballots around the country last month, and all for of them, the same-sex marriage side won. so the justices can see the trend. in that gallup poll, more than 70% of young people support same-sex marriage. the question is, do they see themselves stopping something they think is moving too fast? or do they want to make sure they're not behind the curve of history? >> well, it's clear that the people that were against gay marriage, they were happy about this today. even though it does have the potential for creating this nationwide ruling that allows gay marriage. i think we're up to how many states? about nine states and washington, d.c. so there's definitely a lot of states out there that are going to be paying attention. >> on the other hand, we have 31 states, i believe, that have a ban in place. this is going to be a very closely watched decision. closely watched situation. no d
tides initiative. and there are similar ones in oregon, washington, british columbia, that asks people to go out and photograph this phenomena before and after and post it on websites so you can see what the future is going to be like. >> david, you had a question? >> yeah, we also had some flooding down here because of the king tides. paul, i'm wondering about how do you stem the tide, as it were, in terms of climate change? we have wealthy homeowners in malibu and elsewhere in southern california who are out of their own pocket trying to restore beaches before their beachfront homes wash away. are we expecting california to provide subsidies or any sort of effort to try and preserve coastal communities? >> basically, no, is the answer, because you can't stop the ocean. and, you know, there was a report by the national academy of sciences that came out this summer showing that at the current rate, the ocean is going to rise as much as one foot by 2030. that's not really that long from now when you think about it. that's 18 years. it's going to rise as much as two feet by 2050. and as
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